Tank
Gallery
Description
& Lighting
Circulation
and Plumbing
Water treatment
Husbandry/Maintance
Refugium
History
Viewing Room
Workroom

Description

500 gallon (96" x 36" x36"), bare bottomed, in-wall reef. 1" thick acrylic. Black back and sides. Manufactured circa 1995 by American Acrylic Inc. (since out of business; a
comforting feeling). The tank is located in the basement level of my home, in it's own room. There is also a small workroom behind it.

Lighting:

Currently running six (6) Aqualine/Bushe 250W Metal Halides (10K) in Spiderlite reflectors augmented with four (4) five foot 160W VHO actinics. All mounted in a custom hood that weighs a friggin’ ton. Cooling is provided by eight (8) Radio Shack four inch fans.

Lighting Cycles:

7:00 am-Actinics On
9:00 am-First Set (1&6) Halides On
10:00 am-Second Set (2&5) Halides On
11:00 am-Third Set (3&4) Halides On
5:00 pm-Third Set (3&4) Halides Off
7:00 pm-Second Set (2&5) Halides Off
9:00 pm-First Set (1&6) Halides Off
10:00 pm-Actinics Off

Lighting cycles controlled by Radio Shack timers.
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